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Raising a blind child

If you think your baby or child might have a problem with their eyesight, get a check-up as soon as possible. Knowing the signs of vision loss and acting early can get the help and support your child needs.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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Support for people who are blind or vision impaired | Vision Initiative

Information about services available to help people who are experiencing vision loss

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Childhood eye diseases and conditions - Fred Hollows

The Fred Hollows Foundation's programs treat various eye diseases which can lead to blindness. Find out more about these devastating eye conditions.

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Indigenous Australia Program | Fred Hollows

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander adults are six times more likely to go blind, but 94% of this is preventable or treatable. Here's what we're doing about it.

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Key facts Vision loss and blindness Eye health workforce portal Other health conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


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Cataracts: Overview | myVMC

Cataracts are the process by which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy or opaque. They are the leading cause of blindness and visual loss globally.

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Macular Degeneration: Overview | myVMC

Age-related macular degeneration or maculopathy is an acquired eye disorder, and is the most prominent cause of age-related blindness in Australia. It is a neurodegenerative condition.

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Nutrition for Healthy Eyes | myVMC

The eyes, like all other organs of the body, depend upon nutrients, vitamins and minerals to maintain their health and proper function. Thus, the way an individual eats affects the health of their eyes.

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The good news | Vision Initiative

Introduction on ways to protect your vision

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